Wild woman starts seafood distribution company
Lacie Richardson’s Colorado lineage runs deep. Going back four generations, she is one of the first of her kin to ever leave the state. While speaking with the Business Journal, Richardson recalls her first trip to Alaska as a college student, reciting the names of the exotic-sounding ports — Togiak, Egegik, Sitka — from which she would one day earn her keep.
“I flew into nowhere Alaska and chartered a bush plane,” she said. “I had no cell phone service, I didn’t know who I’d meet.”
Richardson would eventually take jobs that, to the landlubber, sound as foreign as the ports — tendering, long-lining, gill-netting, seining.
Colorado Springs Woman Wild For Fish — and Adventure
Lacie Richardson has spunk. And she doesn't turn a blind eye to adventure.
Consider that during two semesters as an exchange student at University of Alaska Southeast, Richardson went sea kayaking, snowshoeing to a remote cabin at night and ice fishing with a chainsaw. She also worked as a deckhand on a charter boat.
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From The Colorado Springs Gazette
Lacie Richardson, a poet and Colorado native, first fell in love with Alaska’s waterways as a junior in college. Richardson spent a year studying at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau as part of an exchange program. When she wasn’t in class, she was fly fishing. “I kind of became known in the community as this crazy, wild fly-fishing girl who was out on the river every day the second my class was out,” Richardson says. “People would see me hiking up some river with my rod, or trying to fly from the side of the beach.”
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Lacie Richardson, owner of Wild Woman Fish Co. and who grew up in Colorado Springs, got hooked on commercial fishing in Alaska one summer. After graduating from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, she headed northwest, spending six years developing her fishing skills in Alaska. She has returned to the Springs and founded a food company that furnishes wild fish to our community.
Finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the State of Colorado
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